AIT Recognized as Spring Lake, NC Business Partner of the Month for October 2013

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AIT Pilots GovTide Economic Development Application at Spring Lake, NC Chamber of Commerce

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“We expect GovTide to create and abundance of economic opportunity for communities throughout the State based on their unique and core attributes,” said Michael Roberts, COO or AIT.

Advanced Internet Technologies, a Fayetteville, N.C.-based Web-hosting firm,, was recognized as the Spring Lake, NC Chamber of Commerce Business Partner of the Month for October 2013. AIT has recently joined the Spring Lake Chamber as it expands its statewide involvement and partnerships into other North Carolina communities. AIT was immediately recognized for its efforts in bringing the GovTide economic development tool to the city of Spring Lake. GovTide, a patent pending technology, matches government contracts and grants at every level to local businesses, government purchasers to vendors, business to business teaming, businesses to investors and job seekers to jobs. Businesses, procurement officers, investors and job seekers can register, post, search and receive opportunities through this portal to develop economic opportunities and relationships. To learn more you may visit

“We are excited to be part of the Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce and working with the Chamber staff and other business members. Spring Lake is growing and we look forward to a rewarding partnership,” said Michael Roberts, Chief Operating Officer at AIT. “The partnership between the Town, the Chamber and AIT could potentially benefit hundreds of Spring Lake businesses,” said Jeff Hunt, President and CEO of the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce.

“The GovTide application is a product that has been developed to help local, regional, state and federal government agencies track the contract bid process in real time, account for assets and help encourage businesses to work together with investors and to create job opportunities in their communities through an online interface. This is a project AIT has been developing and beta testing for some time and we are very pleased to launch it with Spring Lake, NC,” said Michael Noble, Business Development Manager at AIT. Its predecessor which is more narrow in scope and focuses on military contracts,, has garnered over $3.5 billion in federal contracts to the state of North Carolina since its inception. “We expect GovTide to create and abundance of economic opportunity for communities throughout the State based on their unique and core attributes,” said Roberts. “Wilmington has its deep water ports and beaches while Ashville has its breathtaking mountains, both of which have been able to leverage these unique attributes to their economic advantage. We believe that every community has potential and GovTide will help them translate that potential into tangible results,” added Roberts.

Clarence E. Briggs III, the founder and CEO of AIT and a service-disabled veteran, launched the company in 1995. It has since grown into a multimillion dollar business that has been named twice to the Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Mr. Briggs is the recipient of several local and national awards for economic achievement as an entrepreneur to include Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of North Carolina.

To learn more about Advanced Internet Technologies, Inc., contact Michael Noble, at mnoble(at)ait(dot)com.

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